I founded the firm in 1990 after affiliations with several regionally and nationally recognized architectural firms. My practice focuses upon residential, commercial and institutional clients. Many projects are located within an historic context, including those listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In addition to providing architectural services, I acquired and developed numerous residential properties in Cambridge. This direct experience in the pragmatics of construction has been beneficial to my clients.
My work has received recognition from local, state and federal organizations. These include a 2003 Preservation Honor Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Somerville for 81 Eustis Street, Somerville, MA; 2003 National Preservation Honor Award, National Trust for Historic Preservation for the Portland Museum of Art*; 1994 Honor Award for Design from the Boston Society of Architects for Archetype Architecture Offices*; and a 1990 Urban Design Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects*.
I am currently a board member of the Somerville Historic Commission. I have been a contributing author to both Architectural Standards and Interior Graphic Standards; these are reference texts used by students and design professionals. My teaching experience includes design studio courses at the Boston Architectural Center and as a Design Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design. My affiliation with the Boston Society of Architects includes membership on the Design and Historic Resources Committees.
Raised in Cranford, New Jersey, I moved with my family to Bowling Green, Ohio in 1972 where I completed my High School education. I received a Bachelor of Liberal Science from Bowling Green State University in 1977, focusing much of my study with a series of innovative Cluster College programs. While enrolled there, I attended the American University in Washington D.C. for Urban Studies in 1976. I received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in 1982. After moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts in late 1982, I attended Harvard University in the Certificate for Special Studies in Business program. I became a registered architect in 1985.